I had my blog almost written. I was ready to go and then I couldn’t get my hands on the final piece of information needed to complete the blog. So, I was forced to punt and think up a new topic. Hopefully, I’ll do my original blog next week on SciFi Lesbian style.
I have to admit, I seriously considered doing a re-run, or rather a bloggers version of a re-run. Go back and select an already posted blog and run it again. Would anyone even notice? Probably not, especially if I selected one I’d written three years ago. Or maybe one of the more popular blogs wouldn’t be criticized too much if I decided to re-post. After all, I know some people love watching re-runs.
I don’t have a TV here in Forks. But, when I do get a chance to enjoy some mindless entertainment, I’ll tuck into an all-day Law and Order Special Victims Unit Marathon. I admit I’ve probably seen them all at least once.
That got me to thinking about the differences between the kind of entertainment I put out there as a writer versus a TV series. I admit that a part of me wants to take off the summer. Hell, TV stars take off more than the summer. The TV season seems to shorten every year. When I was a kid, we only had to endure re-runs during the summer, now it feels like the new shows run maybe 6 months and we get re-runs for the other 6 months.
Maybe writers have their own versionof re-runs, but on a more global scale. There are two renditions of this:
1) The same basic trope in about 5 different flavors (especially true of romance). Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking this because I’m not immune to this particular re-run writing. Honestly, I like reading and writing it.
2) Authors who writer M/F, M/M and F/F romance and simply change the pronouns, but the story is almost exactly the same. And, yes, there are authors who do this. I think this is mostly male authors or more mainstream authors. I haven’t met any lesfic authors who simply changed their pronouns and re-ran the story in the mainstream market.
So what do y’all think? Should I consider taking off the summer and doing a few re-runs of my own? Don’t I deserve a break?
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